Friday Recommended Reading

It's another Friday, the sun is shining outside and the weekend stretches long and bright ahead of us.

But it's always important to remember those lazy Saturday and Sunday mornings where we stumble downstairs, make a coffee and look around for something worthwhile to read while the kids fight over the cocoa pops.

Toolstop is here to help, so here's our Friday Recommended Reading. Add these blogs to your bookmarks, print out the articles you like (no, we don't really advocate that; it's a waste of paper) or subscribe in your RSS reader.

toolmonger tool blogFirst off, it's the Toolmonger, apparently the world's first tool blog. So that must make it, what, about 25 years old...?

Like us, they also have a podcast. It's called Tool Talk, but as it hasn't been updated for almost a year, you may find it merely piques your appetite for talking tool without being equipped to fully satisfy your craving.

That being said, in our professional opinion, it does sound very, very good. They really should bring it back.

In terms of articles, the amount and scope is huge and varied. One sample post that caught our eye was this one:

"Reader Question: Ever Forgot You Own a Tool?"

All in all, great blog and resource for any power tool fan. Grab the RSS feed or the Google Reader feed.

The Wood WhispererIf you've got any free time left this weekend once you've chewed over the Toolmonger, then check out the, run by a couple named Marc and Nicole.

First off, it's a gorgeous looking site that's brimming with high-quality content, including articles, videos, how-to videos, and a podcast.

On top of that, the site is very community driven, so you'll be among other people who are passionate about tools and working with wood and love talking about those very things!

The site isn't power-tool-obsessed per se, it's more about working with wood and creating fantastic objects and furniture. But it's a top resource for anyone who loves working with wood, either professionally or as a hobby.

Grab the RSS feed, get them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

So, what are you planning on reading and watching this weekend? Let us know in the comments.

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